Marlon Wayans can sure hold a grudge.
In an interview on Netflix's Strong Black Lead podcast, Wayans joked that he "prayed" Bill Cosby demise after the legendary comedian hated on his newly launched sitcom The Wayans Bros., with his brother in 1995.
“We were two young black men that created a show. I was 20, Shawn was, like, 22. You would think we’d get all this support, and we got hammered!" he said. "Everybody hated us! Cosby hated us. Him in jail right now? That was my prayer! That’s what you get for hating The Wayans Bros!”
Even though the lack of support upset him, Marlon said he could understand why his show made industry vets like Cosby uncomfortable.
“Well, here’s the thing: we’re both physical comedians, right? And we speak from blue collar. I was born and raised in the projects of New York City. Not everybody wants to taste that bitter fruit of truth," Wayans explained. "Like, that’s my perspective."
"Our show was about two men struggling to make it. Cosby was about, ‘I made it. I’m a doctor! I have my lovely family, I have my precious son and my three beautiful daughters -- and it’s a perfect life!’" Marlon continued. "We was the opposite. We was single, young, struggling with a wild dad. We were physical. It was the anti-Cosby Show.”
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